Water skiing - Overview
Water skiing tutorial
Water skiing - Presentation
Water skiing is one of the extreme water sports practiced on the surface of the water. This requires physical power, endurance and special attention from the skier. It is not a sport that you will learn in a few minutes and jump in the water the next. Rigorous practice and training is required before mastering the game.
Water Skiing - A Bit of History
Ralph Samuelson is considered the 'inventor of water skiing. He first skied on Lake Pepin in Minnesota. Back in those days, water bodies were mainly used for switching and transportation. Ralph continued to try different positions for several days.
Ralph also noticed that leaning back slightly while skiing can give the tip of his ski an upward movement and keep the tip of the ski out of the water was a good choice.himself. Together with his brother Ben, Ralph managed to reach a speed of 32 km / h.
The American Water Ski Association officially recognized Samuelson in 1966 as the first registered water skier in history.
Pope Dick Sr., the father and promoter of water skiing, attracted international attention to the extreme sport from 1940 to 1950. He also participated in the first 25 foot jump on skis nautical.
At that time, ski ropes were made out of a long window frame. The world's first patented ski was made by Fred Waller in 1925, marked as Dolphin Akwa Skees . A shorter wingless water ski was first patented in 1940 by Jack Andresen.
Water Skiing - Objectives
The objective here is to ski on a water surface using water skis. The skier holds the handle of the rope which is attached to the stern of a boat.
The driver of the boatMotor accelerates the boat in the water while the skier has to maintain balance on the water surface while standing on the skis. The observer seated as co-pilot monitors potential dangers and the progress of the game. This sport is played in coordination between the skier, the boatmaster and the observer.
Water skiing - Bodies Regulatory
A regulatory body called the International Water Ski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) organizes water ski game competitions around the world and is also recognized as an official partner of water skiing by the Olympic Committee.
The American Water Ski Association (AWSA) was formed and hosted the first National Water Ski Championships in the United States. Later, the AWSA changed its name for USA Water Ski when the organization became a member of the US Olympic Committee.
Yet another Australian regulator, the Western Australian Water Ski Association(WAWSA) works to promote water skiing sport, to increase the number of water ski areas and to promote the different divisions of water skiing - barefoot, disabled, tournament, show and wakeboard.